Broncos dominate in 46-31 win over Surry Cougars

Published 11:05 am Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Franklin High School Broncos dominated the game against the Surry County High School Cougars on Friday on the William H. Miller Field at Surry County High School, and took home a 46-31 win.

The Broncos on their first possession moved the ball easily into the Cougar red zone, but the Cougar defense dug in and forced the Broncos to turn the ball over on downs. The Broncos’ defense answered on the Cougars’ first possession with sacking Cougar quarterback Tramaz Tynes in the end zone for a safety to put them up 2-0.

Receiving the ball again, the Broncos’ QB Myroen Barrett passed 14 yards to Jamontre Jones for a touchdown, but the two-point conversion failed. The Broncos were ahead 8-0 at 5:27 in the first quarter of play.

The Cougars on their next possession fumbled the ball and the Broncos recovered it. The Broncos started a drive resulting with Da-Shaun Butts scoring on a 4-yard touchdown run. Shaun Jean-Louis added the two-point conversion to put the Broncos ahead 16-0 at the 5:03 mark in the first quarter.

On the Bronco kick-off the Cougars’ Dahorie Batten took the ball all the way from the Bronco 40-yard line to the end zone for a Cougar touchdown. The two-point conversion attempt was no good and the score was now 16-6 for the Broncos.

The Broncos’ next drive consist of a mixture of runs and passes that set up LaSean Nichols-Porter running 38 yards for another Bronco td. The two-point conversion failed, but the Broncos advanced the score to 22-6.

Back on offense, the Cougars drove down the field and Martez Warren scored on a 27-yard run. The two-point conversion failed. The first quarter ended with the Broncos ahead 22-12.

Going into the second quarter, a pass by the Cougar QB Tynes was blocked and the Broncos’ Ra’sean Rawlings caught it and raced 35 yards for a touchdown. Lasean Nichols-Porter added the two-point conversion to increase the Bronco led to 30-12.

The Broncos added another touchdown in the second quarter as QB Myroen Barrett passed 43 yards to Drelyn Ford. Da-shaun Butts crossed the goal line on the two point conversion to put the Broncos up 38-12.

With under a minute in the first half, the Cougars’ Melvin Howell intercepted a Bronco pass and was racing for the end zone in the wrong direction before a game official hollered that he was going the wrong way. This drew much laughter by all as the runner reversed direction and was soon tackled by the Broncos. This ended the first half of play with the Broncos leading 38-12.

After the half the Cougars came back with a 60-yard touchdown run by Martez Warren but the point after failed as the Cougars closed the score to 38-18.

The Broncos also added a touchdown in the third quarter when Myroen Barrett scored on a two-yard run. Juhan Carr added the two-point conversion to put the score at 46-18 at the 5:25 mark in the third quarter.

Entering the final quarter of play the Cougars added the only scores on a eighth-yard run by Jason Albert at 7:06 in the game and at the :01 mark by Cougar QB Tynes who scored on a one-yard run. Tynes added the last points as he kicked the extra point.

Bronco head coach Darren Parker remarked after the game, “We executed in all four phrases of the game, but we are going to have to make sure that we finish games. A lot of young men played tonight with a few nicks but that is football. We are going back to the drawing board to get ready for next week and we will continue to improve. God is always awesome.”

On the statistics side of the game, the Cougars were penalized 13 times for 71 yards and the Broncos 16 times for 108 yards. The Cougars rushed for a total of 217 yards and the Broncos for 211 yards. The Cougars passed for 15 yards and the Broncos for 140 yards.

The Cougars were led in rushing by Tramaz Tynes with 128 yards and for the Broncos Lasean Nichols-Porter with 163 yards. On the defensive side, Tynes led the Cougars in tackles with 11 while for the Broncos Malik Haley had four tackles.

To sum it up, the Broncos brought their A game to the Cougars. The Cougars, formerly known as the air Cougars, were introduced to the air Broncos.

The Broncos kept the Cougars backed up in their own territory for much of the game that resulted in excellent field position for the Broncos.

The Broncos will host Brunswick High School from Lawrenceville this Friday at 7 p.m.